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Three Things Your Chiropractor Wants You to Know


We all experience pain and discomfort from time to time. Some of this may be caused by injury, stress, age, or just general “wear and tear” as we go through daily life.

Seeking the proper treatment to alleviate these aches depends on the symptoms, but an increasingly popular and effective form of pain and mobility treatment is found through chiropractic care. Chiropractors are doctors who use non-invasive manipulation techniques of the musculoskeletal system to find the root of the pain and devise a solution without the need for medications or surgery.

With that essential definition of what a chiropractor does in mind, there are three key things that a chiropractor would want you to know before seeking their care.

  1. A physical exam is needed first

In order to properly treat the pain and discomfort you have, the chiropractor will usually conduct a physical exam first. This is to ensure the treatment you receive is customized to your unique needs and to rule out anything further that may require a different kind of physician.

  1. Chiropractic care is often covered by health insurance

The majority of insurance companies cover chiropractic as a standard benefit. The type of coverage may differ by provider and plan, but the advances in the practice and their proven results have enabled this type of care to become very common.

  1. Results may vary

The physical manipulation that chiropractic care provides can bring immediate relief to some patients. Others require several, or even regular visits to completely address the problem. Depending on the severity or location(s) of your discomfort, the results may be noticeable right away or accumulate over time. But getting to the core of the issue and determining how best to address the musculoskeletal pain to avoid more aggressive treatment like surgery or medicine is the goal of any chiropractor.

Some common ideas like this are helpful to know and understand ahead of time if you are considering chiropractic care. For more information or to see if chiropractic treatment is right for you, visit our website or call 815-756-8691.

Schram Chiropractic

229 E. Hillcrest Dr

DeKalb, IL 60115